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Saying goodnight is important for fathers too

“I would absolutely love, especially around the female offender community we’ve got, if we’re able to actually let female offenders say good night to their kids before they go to bed.”

Head of IT for the Scottish Prison Service Deryck Mitchelson, speaking at a conference last week on the softer outcomes that could be derived from greater use of video conferencing across the prison estate.

How about extending this to the fathers as well?  The Scottish Prison Service already has a good record of helping some fathers to read and record bedtime stories for their children, but we hope that they are willing to take this process a stage further. 

If you need to tell kids about jail, try the Sesame Street way.  And see this TED Talk for another idea about imprisoned dads and daughters.